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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2011, 02:30:31 pm »

a nice pair Bud!
i like them both, but i'm particularly envious of the legionary. i'd like to add one of these 'Thirteens' myself one day.

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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2011, 02:44:55 pm »

very nice collection Bud! I also love Republican denarii... I like particularly your Minucia, very nice!
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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2011, 05:29:26 pm »

That is a nice assortment you have there Bud! 

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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2011, 09:02:23 am »

Thanks Peter, Noah, ‘dafnis’,

I’m really enjoying putting my collection together and it is great to get feedback form some really advanced collectors such as you.  Thanks for the encouragement.

I almost doubled my Republican Collection at the Whitman Show in Baltimore.  I was fortunate to be able to sell some Modern United States Commemorative Coins at one end of the bourse floor and use the proceeds to pick up some nice specimens.

One of the denarii I aquired, perhaps my favorite, was from our mate Barry Murphy

L Scribonius Libo Denarius (3.88 gm). 62 BC.
BON EVENT LIBO, Head of Bonus Eventus right, with broad diadem
PVTEAL SCRIBON Well-head ornamented with two lyres, hammer.
Sydenham 928, Crawford 416/1a, RCV 367, RSC Scribonia-8a

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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2011, 12:48:45 pm »

That is a great addition!
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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2011, 12:36:40 am »

Do you know what the meaning of the hammer is?
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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2011, 12:58:47 am »

Do you know what the meaning of the hammer is?


Apparently a link with Vulcan, in that these coins show hammer (usually) tongs (less often) and anvil (very rarely), being the symbols of Vulcan, the blacksmith god, and also the god of lightning from the sparks in a blacksmiths furnace.

The wellhead is in turn linked to Vulcan because it was founded at a spot struck by lightning.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puteal_Scribonianum
The Scribonian Puteal was a bidental — that is, a spot which had been struck by lightning. It took its name from its resemblance to the stone curb or low enclosure around a well (puteus) that was between the Temple of Castor and Pollux and the Temple of Vesta, near the Porticus Julia and the Arcus Fabiorum (arch of the Fabii).

I have one of the very rare types with anvil (pic below). I bought it recently - it cost just the "normal" price for the common hammer type, not being well known as a rarity. Good.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahala_rome/5282053479/lightbox/

A pic of Vulcan below with "your" hammer and "my" anvil shown.

I found out all this information in the last 10 minutes by the way - an example of the many small joys of coin collecting in that if you had not asked the question, I would not have gone searching for information about Vulcan.
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« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2011, 01:13:32 am »

Thanks for the explanation, Andrew. Good found I would say.
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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2011, 01:18:40 am »

Thanks for the explanation, Andrew. Good found I would say.

Good foundry!!!
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« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2011, 05:54:26 am »

... an example of the many small joys of coin collecting in that if you had not asked the question, I would not have gone searching for information about Vulcan.

I agree Andrew.  This is truly a fascinating and educational ‘pastime’ that we share.  Thanks.
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« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2011, 06:35:57 pm »

I have to admit, the Puppy sold me on this one.

C. Antestius – Antestia-1a

Roman Republic, AR Denarius (3.26 gm), C.ANTESTI, 146 BC, Rome Mint,
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma looking to the right, before X, C.AESTI behind, border of dots.
Reverse: Dioscuri going right, puppy below looking upwards with one forefoot raised, ROMA in exergue.
Crawford 219/1D, Sydenham 411, RSC Antestia-1a, RCV 95/1

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« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2011, 02:41:37 pm »

a lovely coin Bud.
the dog, not just present but animated, brings a soulfulness to this coin which might otherwise be nonexistant. i would have had a hard time resisting this one too, as i am a complete sucker for canine friends.
the passage in the Odyssey where Odysseus returns home in disguise but is immediately recognized by his dog Argos, who promptly dies satisfied knowing his master has returned, brings me to tears every time i read it (i will add that Republican type to my collection too... some day).

a nice 'alive' addition to your collection.

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« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2011, 06:28:53 pm »

Hello there Mates,

I feel impelled to share my latest acquisition:

M. Volteius M f – Volteia-4
ROMAN REPUBLIC M. Volteius M.f. 78 BC. AR Denarius. (18 mm 3.7 gm)
Laureate & helmeted bust of Attis right; shield behind
Cybele seated right in chariot drawn by two lions M. VOLTEI. M. F in exergue; control numeral MZ above.
Cr385/4; Syd 777, RCV 315

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The Lions bring a smile to my face.  I find them stately & regal, but also very whimsical.
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« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2011, 08:17:45 pm »

Nice one! I like the fact that Cybele is in her chair ON the chariot! lol

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« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2011, 06:35:06 am »

Thanks Chris, she does appear to be doing a bit of a 'balancing act'.  Again, I find this rather charming.
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« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2011, 06:25:03 pm »

Thanks for allowing me to share my excitement. I’ve wanted an example of these type for quite sometime and when this specimen became available I didn’t have to give it a second thought.  I’m especially fond of the very natural appearance of the toning.

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi - Calpurnia-11

ROMAN REPUBLIC. L Calpurnius Piso Frugi Denarius. (17 mm 4.0 gm) 90 BC.
Laureate head of Apollo right with bow behind
L PISO FRVGI below horseman galloping right, holding palm XII below.
Crawford 340/1, RCV 235

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« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2011, 07:33:59 pm »

With Joe’s help, I’ve just ended a long ‘dry spell’.  I was very pleased to make an addition to my Republican Collection.

While I’m quite displeased with my photographic efforts on this one, I really needed to share my new acquisition.  


L. Lucretius Trio - Lucretia-3

ROMAN REPUBLIC L. Lucretius Trio 76 BC AR denarius, Rome mint, (18.1 mm 3.825 gm die axis 180o)
Laureate head of Neptune right, with trident over shoulder, ˄XT control number behind
Winged boy (Cupid?) riding dolphin right, L LVCRET TRIO below
SRCV 322, Sydenham 784, Crawford 390/2, RSC I Lucretia 3

Once again, thanks for allowing me to share.

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« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2011, 07:46:22 pm »

I love this type Bud.  Hope you don't mind.  I fiddled with it in Photoshop a bit:

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« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2011, 07:57:57 pm »

I love this type Bud.  Hope you don't mind.  I fiddled with it in Photoshop a bit:

Thanks Jay.  Yours is much better than my product.  Can I use your picture in my Gallery?
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« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2011, 07:59:22 pm »

Of course, that's why I did it!  I could only manipulate it so much...
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« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2011, 08:06:58 pm »

You’re an artist Jay. Thanks very much mate.  Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: August 06, 2011, 08:09:23 pm »

My pleasure...anything else you want done?  Grin
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« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2011, 05:11:13 am »

I just remembered to correct the link to the new photo of my L. Lucretius Trio - Lucretia-3.
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« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2011, 07:44:13 pm »

Hello FORVM Mates,

I was very happy that I had the opportunity to add a lovely new denarius to my growing Republican collection.

M. Herennius - Herennia-1

ROMAN REPUBLIC M Herennius. AR denarius (18mm, 3.83g). 108 - 107 BC Rome mint.
Diademed head of Pietas right PIETAS (TA ligate) behind, •T (control symbols)
Amphinomus carrying his father right. M HERENNI (HE ligate)
Crawford 308/1a, Syd 567, RCV 185

I am please with the photo of this one.  I photographed using diffused natural light.

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« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2011, 12:58:26 pm »

Hello Friends,

I’ve had a very good August. Take a look at my third, and most probably last, addition for the month.  I plan to attend a large annual show in Philadelphia next month, so I intend to replenish my collecting budget by selling some “Modern Junk”, so hopefully September will also be productive.

C. Postumius – Postumia-9

ROMAN REPUBLIC C. Postumius 74 BC. AR denarius.(17mm, 3.98g). Rome mint.
Bust of Diana right, draped, with bow and quiver over shoulder
C POSTVMI. Hound running right; below, spear.
Crawford 394/1a, Sydenham 785, RCV 330

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